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Breathtaking, virtuosic and moving, Alba's Edge weaves expressive melodies of Scottish fiddling with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines and the rhythms of Latin America to form a unique musical experience.  Fiddle, piano, drums and bass blend seamlessly in a new sound BBC Radio Scotland called "a wonderful concoction."  

recordings rooted in Scottish music

Since 1987

** 2015 release **

Neil Pearlman – piano, vocals

Lilly Pearlman – fiddle, vocals

Jacob Cole – drums/percussion

Doug Berns – bass

Produced & mixed by Aidan O’Rourke

2014 Musician of the Year, BBC Radio Folk Awards

“Innovative, unbridled, adventurous” – Brian O’Donovan, WGBH


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PAD-107

Neil Pearlman: Coffee and the Mojo Hat

Scottish tunes with Latin, Funk and Jazz influences

Piano, congas, bass & drums, with special guests Alasdair Fraser, fiddle; Maeve Gilchrist, vocals; Nicole Rabata, flute; Ed Pearlman, fiddle; Elizabeth Burke, vocals

PAD-110

Party of Three:  

Lilly Pearlman, fiddle

Neil Pearlman, piano

Joe De Paolo, drums

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PAD-105

Scottish Fiddle Rally

Highlights from a historic concert series of Scottish & Cape Breton music

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PAD-111

Ed & Neil Pearlman:  

American Scottish

  Scottish fiddle & piano

A hybrid of Scottish and Cape Breton traditions as performed for over 30 years by fiddler Ed Pearlman , with jazz and Latin music influences from pianist Neil Pearlman – an expression of America, crossroads of cultures.

Innovative music for listening and dancing, by a great contra dance band.

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Alba’s Edge

Traditional Scottish fiddle but...On the edge of jazz.  Ed Pearlman, fiddle, and Neil Pearlman, piano, a unique listening experience.  Tightly interwoven, heartfelt, rhythmic.  Appearances by Laura Scott (rhythms) and Lilly Pearlman (fiddle).

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PAD-101

Ed Pearlman & Beth Robinson:  

Boston Hospitality

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PAD-106

Ed & Neil Pearlman:  

On the Edge

  Scottish fiddle & piano

Listening and dance music Ed Pearlman and Beth Murray (Robinson).  With guests Ruthie Dornfeld on fiddle, Barbara Russell on harp & bass, pipe sgt Gary McGrath on drum, and Doug Scott, hammered dulcimer.  Airs, strathspeys, reels, jigs, waltzes, tunes old and new.

Historic recordings by Aly Bain, Alasdair Fraser, Buddy MacMaster, Natalie MacMaster, Jerry Holland, Ed Pearlman and the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club. Also Greentrax CDTRAX154


Alba's Edge American Scottish Coffee and the Mojo Hat On the Edge Scottish Fiddle Rally Boston Hospitality Party of 3